Nigeria records 636 new coronavirus infections, 11 deaths


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 636 cases of COVID-19 across the country.

According to the agency’s update for August 13, the infections were recorded in 16 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The new infections indicated a 15.5 percent decrease from the cases reported on Thursday.

Lagos recorded the highest number of infections with 291 cases followed by Rivers with 117 and Taraba with 58.

The agency, however, said the cases recorded for Taraba are a backlog from July to August, 2021.

Other states that reported cases on Friday include Akwa Ibom (54), Kwara (28), Ekiti (14), Ogun (14), FCT (13), Oyo (11), Edo (9), Osun (6), Bayelsa (5), Delta (4), Gombe (4), Abia (3), Plateau (3), and Sokoto (1).

The NCDC data showed that 149 patients recovered from the infection on Friday, while 11 persons died of COVID complications.

So far, Nigeria has confirmed 181,297 cases, 166,709 recoveries and 2,211 deaths across the country and the FCT.



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